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03-22-2012, 02:23 PM #1
Shahrukh might play Jawaharlal Nehru in his next
The latest buzz doing rounds in Bollywood circles is that Bollywood Baadshah Shahrukh Khan is reportedly set to reprise the role of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru in Indian-origin filmmaker Krishna Shah's upcoming biopic on Indira Gandhi.
It is known news to all that Oscar nominated filmmaker Bruce Beresford is planning to make a biopic on former Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. According to the reliable sources, he is considering superstar Shahrukh Khan for the role of Shahrukh Khan in the film. If everything goes well, SRK will reprise the role of Nehru.
According to reports, Bruce Beresford is currently in Mumbai to talk about his upcoming film on Indira Gandhi. He attended the dinner party thrown in his honour and spoke about his plans to make film on Indira Gandhi.
Beresford’s team used sophisticated technology to superimpose faces of Bollywood and Hollywood actors on to the characters in the film to get a better understanding of who would best suit the roles.
During the dinner party, Bruce Beresford's team showcased a PowerPoint presentation there which had morphed faces of many Hollywood and Bollywood actors as Indian politicians to be incorporated into the movie. Amongst those supposed to play vital characters in the movie are Shah Rukh Khan and Charlize Theron. Especially, there was quite a flutter in the room when SRK’s face morphed into that of Jawaharlal Nehru.
However, it should be recalled here that Joe Wright had also made a serious effort to make a movie on Jawaharlal Nehru romance with Edwina Mountbatten. But he had to cancel the movie when he faced strong problems like spiraling production cost and strong objection from Indian government against his controversial subject. Now, it should be seen whether Bruce Beresford's plans will be fulfilled or not.
Bruce Beresford is well known in Australia – having directed works like Don's Party, The Getting of Wisdom, The Club and Breaker Morant. The last film garnered critical acclaim for him, and this pushed him to explore newer pastures. Hollywood it was, where his Tender Mercies earned him an Oscar nod for direction in 1982.